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Unfortunately it is not. They couldn’t get the efi. Another thing that was on back order.
I got one...haven't tried it out yet...you can put a chip in it to make it a 20HP....bout 800 bucks for the chip...heard some bad things about those carbed merc 9.9's...my dealer wouldn't even sell me one...granted that's probably because the EFI's are more $$$...but I've heard a lot of bad things...keep an eye on it.
I've heard they fixed the issue (carb related) but I've also heard of people still having problems...intermittent starting, fouling plugs, etc...
 

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I wanted an efi no doubt. Didn’t feel like waiting for who knows how long. My old boat had a 9.9 carb on it. 16 years on that one with no issues so hoping this one is the same. I always run good fuel and use startron in the fuel. I’ll continue that procedure and hope for the best. After a day of trolling with the kicker I run the motor for 5 minutes at 3/4 throttle before heading in. So far that has worked for me.
 
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